Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium


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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Barley malt, hops, cane sugar, yeast and spices. Aged in port barrels

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (3049) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Bottle 330 ml at home, into a tulip glass. ABV 10% Light gusher. Pours a muddy dark orange beer with myriads of yeast bits in the body. Tall and froathy tan head, with low retention, spots of lace around the glass. Aroma of dark fruits, raisins, sugar, nice wine notes though. Light alcohol. Taste is sweet and grainy, with plenty of alcohol, malts, notes of the dark fruits, still some wine notes but not as much as the nose made me to expect. Medium body, good carbonation, quite dry on the palate. Overall a quite good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angel77 (1276) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 18, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en beni casa bar, de zombier en octubre de 2012. tsj no. 11 x-mas brew. Vintage 2011. frutas pasas con toques de maderas empapadas en vinos dulces y bastante alcohólicos, vamos oporto puro y duro. Cuerpo fuerte con 10 vol q se notan en todo momento. Muy buena. Para repetir sin duda, aunque se queda un poco por debajo de su compañera envejecida en bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJvd (949) - NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2014
33 cL bottle at home, bit of a gusher. Pours hazy amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is very sweet with dark fruits, some raisins, sugar, red fruits and some alcohol. Port is hardly noticeable. Taste is also sweet with raisins, dark fruits, some malts, sugar, a soft bitterness and some alcohol burn in the finish. Medium body, soft to medium carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Russo (1789) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 9, 2014
Hazy amber color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is malty and slightly hoppy some citrus notes. Flavor is fruity with hints of yeast, wood and hops. Low carbonation and medium to full body with a sweet bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2645) - NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2014
Aroma is mild, the taste is sweet and very fruity. The port is detectable. Dry and woody aftertaste. Good beer, but bit too much alcohol in the taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (1170) - USA - MAR 29, 2014
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought from Malting Pot. 2012 vintage. Strong dark, sweet and very alcoholic tasting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maakun (1236) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
Hazy copper with medium off-white head. Sweet red berries, strawberry, christmas cake, spices, fruit candy. Lots of sweet fruits and candy, with great tart touch and dry bitter finish. Medium bodied with full carbonation. Really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frulertruler (118) - San Rafael, SPAIN - MAR 22, 2014
Botella. Melaza y regaliz en sintonía con ligeras notas de madera y licor. Dulce y alcohólico

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DwarfeD (1479) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2014
33cl bottle at home. Pale amber brown with a medium slightly off-white head. Medium to full body with light to medium body. Complex full taste with sweet and bitter tones. Herbs, brown sugar, some chocolate, vanilla and some licorice. A very well balanced full flavoured brew. (not the best label btw..)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimonBeer (111) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2014
(Drinking date: 14 March 2014) It was a gusher unfortunately. Luckily I was fast enough to put almost all the beer in the glass. Aromas of chocolate/cacao, raisins and port. The beer is hazy, brown coloured. Very small layer of creamy foam. Good taste. Bit sweet (chocolate, alcohol) and bitter. There is also a bit of a strange taste in it, which I don?t really like. I don?t really know what that taste is. Bitter aftertaste. The carbonation is good, and the mouthfeel is also good. I expected it to be a bit more full. Overall, it is a good beer. I like the taste, but it is not my favourite. Total score: 3.8 (edit: when the beer warms up a bit, the mouthfeel became much better, more full. The taste was also more complex. A bit of apricot in the taste. Score changed to 3.9)

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